Wednesday, August 04, 2010

i love college

i love college...students!
ryan and i have been in student ministry for a number of years, but about a year ago we really felt the call to move from high school to college.  making a long story short, we jumped in and became the "old faces" in what we are calling "the bridge"...college age and young adult group.  it's a place where younger adults are doing life together, serving God and others and getting some old fashion mentoring from a few old folks...ryan and me :)

oh. my. word.  how fun!  so we tossed together a little shindig for the church's high school students to just hang out and have a coffee shop night...and the college students brought their a-game!

we had REAL starbucks iced and brewed coffee...bc we have style!  just saying...

live music all night long...even when the storms came around!

decor...well, it speaks for itself!!


delish eats...



and did i mention, FUN!!!!

and of course, when you are in student ministry, you do it with the fam...so our kiddos are just part of the gig.  they love "the big kids", as they call them...and what great role models for them too!!

yep...paige was thrilled to be part of the hs group and NOT one of us this time!!

and one of the coolest things EVER is this...God is with this group!  these people serve others in big ways, give beyond themselves, love Jesus and have a lot of stinking fun in the meantime.  i love them all so much...
and of the group, the 5 in this pic...well, there's a little extra special-ness!  ash, erin and hannah were all students in my hs girls life group...tyler and parker in ryan's.  {not to mention like 80% of the group we were in hs ministry with...} but to still be a WANTED part of their lives, is just awesome.  awesome.

and...that's all i have to say about that!

6 comments:

apaprikao said...

Stopping by from Seven Clown Circus!

Your pictures are amazing!! Great job!

He & Me + 3 said...

That is just fabulous! I love to help with the youth group. They are a fun group of kids.

Twincerely,Olga said...

great pics!! Nice to see so many young people loving the Lord!

Dysfunctional Mom said...

Totally awesome!

Pam said...

Thats so great!!

Steph at Problem Solvin' Mom said...

Looks like so much fun!! :)